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Old 10-05-2007, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cost For Dealer To Change Plugs?

HOW MUCH DOES YOUR CHRYSLER DEALER CHARGE TO CHANGE THE PLUGS

AT THE 30K INTERVAL?

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I havn't done mine yet, but they quoted me $260 labor ( 2 hours) plus parts, which I think is around $60 for the 16 plugs. So around $320 total.

A lot of folks are changing the plugs themselves, and have reported it is very easy. I am going to pay the dealer to do my plugs cause I am a lazy ass, and I don't want to face a possible warranty refusal if something goes wrong with my car later on. Dealers have the reputation of trying to find ways out of warranty work. Any engine problems and they will likely jump at the chance to claim my plug change caused the problem.
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Way to much. Change them yourself...1.75 hr. job. if you've never done it before.
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IT is one of the easiest DIY things you can do.
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I have heard that you have to remove part of the fuel injection to change the plugs,


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What do you haVE TO remove to get to the plugs? tia
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what do you have to remove to be able to get to the sparkplugs to change them?
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i'm at 29,200 miles now.
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Yea save urself some money and do it urself 2hrs tops....check the DIY on this forum. I did mine myself two weeks ago.
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what do you have to remove to be able to get to the sparkplugs to change them?
thanks,

i'm at 29,200 miles now.
You have to remove the ignition coils to get to the plugs.
I circled one of the ignition coils in yellow. There are two plugs underneath.
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I have heard that you have to remove part of the fuel injection to change the plugs,


???

What do you haVE TO remove to get to the plugs? tia
On the 3.5 V6 I believe you have to remove the upper intake plenum, but definitely not on the Hemi; just open the hood and take a look, there's not really anything in the way.

Your dealer's charge of $120 and hour is crazy; I realize this can vary regionally but the going rate here is about half that for shop labor. $60 for plugs is robbery too; they are not platinum plugs, just regular copper core spark plugs; the exact O.E. Champion plugs are available at NAPA for $1.49 each.
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my dealer changed mine 16 plugs cost $62.00 labor $55.20 total $117.20 plus they hooked it up to the computer to make sure no engine light or any other problems.
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